Weird and wonderful creatures can thrive in the most hostile parts on the planet, but there are a few places too harsh for even the hardiest, discovers Rachel Nuwer. In the Atacama Desert in northern it
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Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom? For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Championships.
Around the world teams of scientists are working on the next technological revolution: quantum computing. But what makes it so special? And why do we need it? We ask physicist Dr Ruth Oulton of the Bristol
The world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung, has launched a free music streaming service called Milk Music. The service, currently only available on its Galaxy range of smartphones in the US, includes
The galaxy getdown The shape of our galaxy is nothing special. Among the other clusters of stars that can be easily observed from our corner of the universe, a few are blobby and egg-shaped, but more two-thirds
On July 4th, 2012, the particle physics laboratory CERN announced the news. After more than 20 years of research and preparation, they'd finally found the Higgs boson, or a particle that looked an awful
A rapidly spinning black hole points to smooth formation of early galaxies. A monster black hole rotates at roughly half the speed of light, astronomers reported on Wednesday, twisting space as it turns.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A supermassive black hole inside a distant quasar spins at about 336 million mph (540 million kph) or roughly half the speed of light, according to research published